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Poster: FGlenF Date: Apr 27, 2011 7:25pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Found on Community

Please check to see which ones should go to Features and which ones should be removed.

Four Feathers (1939)

Superman: The Musical

Earth vs the flying saucers 1956 color version

The Bandit Trail (1941)

The Shadow Returns (1946)

Romulus and the Sabines

Passion of the Christ

The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)


Rage At Dawn

Murder in Harlem



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Poster: Moongleam Date: Apr 27, 2011 9:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Found on Community

"Rage at Dawn" is p.d. (already here).

No copyrights have expired on U.S. films released after 1963.

I checked the pre-1950 films:

Renewals found:

THE FOUR FEATHERS, a photoplay in four-
teen reels by London Film Productions.
15Jun39; L9008. London Film Pro-
ductions, Inc. (PWH); 120ct66;
H3 95381.

THE BANDIT TRAIL, a photoplay In 6
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 60ct4l; L10744. RKO General,
Inc. (PWH); 250ct68; R4468l8.

THE SHADOW RETURNS, a photoplay in 6
reels by Monogram Pictures Corp.
(C) 31Jan46; L137. United Artists
Television, Inc. (PWH); l6Mar73;

(If no renewal was found, the line begins with "-- no --".
Otherwise, the line begins with a number representing how
closely the title was matched; 0.00 means a perfect match,
and 0.18, for example, would indicate a poor match.)

0.00 FOUR FEATHERS (1939)
0.00 THE BANDIT TRAIL (1941)

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Poster: skybandit Date: Apr 27, 2011 10:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Found on Community

While no copyrights have expired on U.S. films released after 1963, those lacking a valid notice between 1963 and 1989 can fall into the public domain. However, all these films seem to have valid notices.

The Man behind the gun. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000050819 / 1980-01-30
Renewal registration for: LP0000002201 / 1952-12-28
Title: The Man behind the gun. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Warner Brothers, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Man behind the gun
Names: Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Warner Brothers, Inc.

Earth vs the Flying Saucers was made in B&W AND had its copyright renewed, so any colorized version is DOUBLY copyrighted.

Murder in Harlem probably wasn’t renewed. Moongleam didn’t list it as such, and few (if any) of the “Negro Theatre” films were.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Apr 28, 2011 1:22am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Found on Community

These two are PD
Rage At Dawn PD

Murder in Harlem PD

These are copyright:
Four Feathers (1939) - Registered/Renewed

Superman: The Musical - (1975) Registered PA0000552357 / 1990-12-27

Earth vs the flying saucers 1956 color version - registered PA0001612514 / 2008-02-05

The Bandit Trail (1941) Registered/Renewed

The Shadow Returns (1946) Registered/renewed

Romulus and the Sabines GATT/URAA

Passion of the Christ 2004! 2004!! 2004!!!

The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988) Registered:
Part1 PA370330
Part2 PA370331

MAN BEHIND THE GUN Renewed RE0000050819

DIVORCE HERS (1973) No Reg. Contains Notice

DIVORCE HIS (1973) No Reg. Contains Notice

Copying the below "Fair Use Notice" from "Passion of the Christ" for anyone who missed it.

Someone should tell all those other libraries that pay a small fortune to use online editions of copyright works that all they need to do is claim fair use and they can copy and store the whole work. And here were they, thinking that copying and electronically storing an entire work for retreival was going beyond fair use.

"The Internet Archive has no legal authority to grant or deny permission of materials whose copyrights are held elsewhere." Well IA owns this site and the page that you uploaded a copyright film, in contrevention of their terms of service, to. You have no legal right to licence a work for which you do not own copyright under creative commons. Only the copyright owner has those rights.

But seriously, is this recent influx of copyright material all about making IA the new Google Video?

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This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2011-04-28 08:22:28